The Pinochet Proceedings: Propelling a new climate of transitional politics

Pease, Alice (2016) The Pinochet Proceedings: Propelling a new climate of transitional politics. Technical Report. IRPPS-CNR, Roma.

pinochet proceeding.pdf - Published Version

Download (514kB) | Preview
Official URL:


This paper analyses the proceedings brought against Augusto Pinochet. After a description of the case which took place on a truly transnational level, involving jurists, politicians and human rights groups across two continents, the paper will look at the impact on political life in Chile, arguing that transnational justice was important in not only seriously discrediting the ex-military leader’s figure, but also in propelling a new political climate where new actors, in particular victims and judges, were given a greater prominence in the process of transnational justice. This sense of empowerment has had an impact at a global level, with victims elsewhere seeking to bring perpetrators of human rights violations accountable in foreign courts. The paper concludes that despite the success of the Pinochet proceedings in giving human rights a greater platform in Chile, the possibilities of universal jurisdiction becoming a widespread tool for victims around the globe are limited, now that important limitations have been placed on nondomestic cases by national lawmakers.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Fa parte di: IRPPS Working papers (91/2016) - ISSN: 2240-7332
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augusto Pinochet, Universal jurisdiction, Transitional justice, Individual criminal accountability.
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 340 Diritto > 341 Diritto delle nazioni (Diritto internazionale) (Classificare qui il Diritto internazionale pubblico; classificare le opere d'insieme sul Diritto pubblico in 342)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 10:32

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item